I get alot of email. Most of it is stuff that I pass over pretty quickly--weight loss, male enhancement, Nigerian banking contracts--but some of it is interesting and relevant stuff from people that I care about; friends, relatives, even some strangers. Unfortunately, I don't always have time really keep up with the email like I should, so to make sure that I can keep up with the ones that I care about I am instituting the FIVE.SENTENC.ES Policy:
E-mail takes too long to respond to, resulting in continuous inbox overflow for those who receive a lot of it.
Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it’s too hard to count letters, we count sentences instead.
five.sentenc.es is a personal policy that all email responses regardless of recipient or subject will be five sentences or less. It’s that simple.
Don't be surprised when you email me and I break this rule. I consider it my perogative to break any and all rules that I set for myself as I see fit.